Classic Burrito Recipes

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these classic burrito recipes will satisfy


Try making this easy bean and cheese burrito instead of pulling up to the drive-thru.


The classic burrito might not be the most emblematic dish of Mexican cuisine, but it certainly is a fan favorite. Chipotle and Taco Bell are at the ready to supply us with burritos, but you can make classic burrito recipes at home without too much effort required.

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There are two kinds of burritos in the world: Mission-style burritos and authentic burritos. In the United States, Mission-style burritos generally consist of a lightly steamed or grilled tortilla filled with rice, beans, meat, cheese, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. In Mexico, burritos are often filled simply with refried beans and meat.

The Daily Meal has rounded up our favorite renditions of classic burritos served around the country. From the unorthodox breakfast burrito, which welcomes the addition of chorizo, pinto beans, and rice for the perfect morning treat, to the classic bean and cheese burrito, which honors the simple tradition of a meal rolled in a soft flour tortilla, we have the classic burrito recipes that will convince you that homemade is better than your favorite fast food chain.

Basic Bean and Cheese Burrito


This is a bean and cheese burrito.

If you’re looking for a basic burrito that you can build upon or make without too much fuss, try this quick and easy recipe.

Click here to try this Basic Bean and Cheese Burrito recipe.

Beef Burrito


This is a beef burrito.

When you’re out of dinner options, go simple. Make delicious and hearty beef burritos — you won’t be sorry. — Milagros Cruz

For the Beef Burrito recipe, click here.

Breakfast Burrito

This is a breakfast burrito.

This ultimate breakfast burrito completely wins breakfast with the addition of chorizo, Mexican-seasoned pinto beans, and Puerto Rican rice — and it spices things up with some added jalapeños. You’ll be craving it morning, noon, and night! — Milagros Cruz

For the Breakfast Burrito recipe, click here.

Chicken Burrito

Lisa G Cooks

This is a chicken burrito.

Sometimes when that fast food craving hits, all you want is to hit the drive-thru. Instead, lighten up and make this version of a fast food Taco Bell favorite at home! This recipe has a homemade fajita seasoning and spicy Mexican rice that will make you forget all about the drive-thru. — Lisa G Cooks

For the Chicken Burrito recipe, click here.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.